Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 101203 26-Apr-2012 16:52
Send private message

After the quakes, I found my Windows 7 Ultimate disk, but no box or anything else. My computer worked, but because of some damage, I decided to upgrade my motherboard, processor and RAM.
Now, every hour, I get a message saying that windows is not activated. If I go to start and right click on computer and left click on properties, it says that the computer is activated.
What can I do to stop the 'not activated' message.
Thank you.
Dafyd (dafydscribe@xtra.co.nz)

Create new topic
Amanzi
811 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 615555 26-Apr-2012 17:10
Send private message

You could try this command, but it may just delay the problem:
Open a command prompt and enter this: slmgr /rearm

Otherwise you'll need to call Microsoft and get them to reset it for you. If you follow the links on the box that pops up for activation, there should be contact details for the activations team. They'll read you a long key that you can enter.



4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 615596 26-Apr-2012 18:26
Send private message

Thank you for your suggestions. Much appreciated. Dafyd.

 
 
 
 




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 615599 26-Apr-2012 18:33
Send private message

Well, the first idea didn't work - gave me an error message... and the disk box is buried with a few hundred kilos of broken chattels and rubble at the tip. Sigh.
Will I have to buy a new Windows disk and box ?

13327 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1589


  Reply # 615616 26-Apr-2012 19:09
Send private message

dafydscribe: Well, the first idea didn't work - gave me an error message... and the disk box is buried with a few hundred kilos of broken chattels and rubble at the tip. Sigh.
Will I have to buy a new Windows disk and box ?


Depends if you have windows 7 serial number. Is there not one on the side of your computer?

Amanzi
811 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 50

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 615618 26-Apr-2012 19:14
Send private message

dafydscribe: Well, the first idea didn't work - gave me an error message... and the disk box is buried with a few hundred kilos of broken chattels and rubble at the tip. Sigh.
Will I have to buy a new Windows disk and box ?


You don't need the Windows disk, you just need the key. It may be on a sticker on the outside of your box, if not look for a tool called "Magical Jellybean Keyfinder" through Google, download and run that tool and it will tell you the Windows key. 



4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 615625 26-Apr-2012 19:34
Send private message

Brilliant help - thank you.
Magic (jelly)beans work in this universe. <grin>
I now have the CD key.
Thank you

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.